Office jobs are not typically considered high-risk occupations. That being said, office workers can sustain injuries and develop repetitive stress conditions that can be painful and decrease their quality of life. In this article, we are going to talk about a few of the most common office-related injuries and conditions that can develop in patients who work in office environments.
Carpal Tunnel Hand Pain
Typing is an everyday activity for many people who work in office jobs. If you don’t have an ergonomic set up (and sometimes, even if you do), you risk developing carpal tunnel syndrome. This occurs when the nerves in your hand and wrist get pinched – causing pain and numbness.
Low Back Pain
Pain in the lower back is one of the most common ailments of office workers. This can be caused by lifting heavy objects using improper techniques, or just sitting at your desk for long periods of time.
Neck pain is another common ailment that impacts a lot of office workers. Oftentimes, neck pain develops over time due to a non-ergonomic computer set up. If you are constantly looking up or down at your screen, you can strain the muscles in your neck.
Physical Therapy for Work Injuries
If you work in an office setting and you’re experiencing any of the above conditions, physical therapy can greatly reduce your pain and improve your mobility.
OrthoRehab Specialists is a leading provider of physical therapy and rehabilitation in the Twin Cities. Our rehabilitation therapists have been providing physical therapy care to Minnesota patients for the past twenty-five years. We offer direct access to physical therapy care in the state of Minnesota, and work hand-in-hand with primary care doctors to provide the best possible patient care. Contact us at one of our physical therapy clinics in Minneapolis or Edina today to set up your appointment.